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Oct 2017

The Art of Dismantling Cultural Pluralism

The soul of Malaysia has been under attack for decades.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

The Waterman of Penang

Kam U-Tee toiled to bring water to all at an affordable price.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Being There for Needy Families

Their primary mission is to care for community health.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Oct 2017

Imagine Malaysia Anew!

Malaysians should dare to campaign for change.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Malaysia: Absolutely a Secular State

According to the Constitution, Malaysia is a secular state. But this notion is lost on many.

COVER STORY
Oct 2017

Pondering Malaysia’s Socio-economic Pessimism

The country has grown, both economically and demographically. At the same time, modern societal issues need addressing.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

This year's George Town Literary Festival is yet another feast for the soul.

CARPE DIEM
Sep 2017

Bangsa Malaysia – A Dream Worth Fighting For

For young Malaysians, it is not so hard to imagine a united society.

PROFILE
Sep 2017

A Great New Way to Blast Machines Clean

Banker-turned-entrepreneur Shivonne Lew shares her story.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Chance Decides at The Italian Restaurant

Mark your calendars for a play like no other.

BOOK REVIEW
Aug 2017

An Ultimate Reference Guide to Penang Hill

A bookish journey through the quaint and colourful history of the Hill.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Walking a Street of Art

Each painting tells a story at Bagan Luar's back alleys.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

More Amazing and Amusing Museums

Private museums offer an extra dimension to experiencing Penang’s history and heritage.

COVER STORY
Aug 2017

The Story of Malaysia through its Constitution

The Constitution today is no longer what it was. To fix Malaysia, we need to fix its laws.

HEALTH
Jul 2017

As Able to Work as Anyone Else

Thalassaemia patients are not any less capable than anyone else. 

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2017

Longing for A Penang Home

The state government takes active measures to house as many as possible who wish to live in Penang.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

The Saints are Still Marching in

A little ode to the school that has shaped generations of Penangites.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

A Venue for a Culture City

For 45 years, Dewan Sri Pinang has played host to a myriad of events and functions.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Jul 2017

Hang Tuah as an Icon for Malaysia

He was not afraid of pluralism and multiculturalism.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Much to Learn on this Walk in the Forest

Canopy walkways allow visitors to enjoy Air Hitam Dalam's enthralling sights.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Jazz – An Act of Liberation

Music is freedom, and none more so than jazz.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Protected and Precious

Spotlight on Penang's green sanctuaries.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

The Botanic Gardens: A Tale of Gloom and Bloom

At over a century old, Penang's Botanic Gardens have an illustrious past.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Is it a Plane, is it Superman? No, it’s a Bird!

Penang's birdwatchers seek thrills of the feathery kind.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2017

Wandering Souls in a Forbidden Land

A tribute to the late Malaysian artist Zulkifli Mohd Dahalan.

COVER STORY
Jun 2017

Tourism is Greener on the other side

Ecotourism brings travellers and ringgit to Seberang Perai.

FEATURE
May 2017

Dialogue with a KL cabbie

Editor Ooi Kee Beng has an enlightening conversation on politics and religion.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.

FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

ODDLY ENOUGH
May 2017

Understand That Your Wisdom May be Worthless…

We need to safeguard ourselves against the onslaught of “alternative facts”.

PROFILE
May 2017

A Man with a Mission

It takes courage to make decisions, as businessman and cancer survivor SK Sundaram discovers.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Helping the Handicapped and their Helpers

The retractable wheelchair is a welcome device for those with mobility difficulties.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Suicides are a social ill

Our society is ill-equipped to understand and react to mental health disorders – sometimes at a great cost.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Apr 2017

When Penang and the Dindings were One

For 60 years, the Dindings district in Perak was governed by Penang.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Party like it’s 1899

Party like it’s 1899 With its Persian roots, Ghazal Party once captured hearts in Seberang Perai.

COVER STORY
Apr 2017

Talking about Ageing: The Greying Elephant in the Room

Affordable and good healthcare; shelter and comfort: it’s time to address the realities of growing old in Malaysia.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Mar 2017

Doors of Perception and Translation

Langkawi-based writer, translator and publisher Jérôme Bouchaud reveals his literary journey.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Mar 2017

More Than an Air Force Station

With amenities that range from a hospital to a radio station, the Royal Australian Air Force has certainly left its mark in Penang.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Gen Y Homeownership 101

When it comes to the property market, the Sandwich Generation faces a dilemma.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

Back To Beca

It's time to make Penang's iconic trishaws thrive again.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

Aiming for Homes for All

Penang's property landscape is both diverse and dynamic.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Feb 2017

The Dawn of Higher Education in Malaysia

It was no easy matter pushing for tertiary-level education in colonial Malaya.